• Matsushita aka Panasonic Lumix G-series camera will shoot in HD, coming Spring 2009

    At a press conference in Japan for the Lumix G1, Matsushita aka Panasonic revealed that an upcoming Lumix G-series will, in fact, shoot in HD. Matsushita claims that the camera will be a ‘world’s first’ with an interchangeable lens and the ability to use the autofocus function for shooting in HD. It’s unknown what compression will be used, but it will more than likely… Read More

  • Clarification: Matsushita would now like to be called Panasonic

    Cross-section of the G1 is on the right Confused by the recent double posting of the Lumix DMC-G1? You know, the world’s smallest DSLR. Well, today in Japan, Matsushita officially announced that they would like to be called Panasonic. Furthermore, a couple new details were revealed about the purported world’s smallest DSLR. For one thing, it’s not an actual DSLR. Read More

  • Matsushita says it has the smallest DSLR yet; watch out Olympus

    As is often the case in the tech world — and more so than ever in the realm of digital cameras, where smaller is almost always better — a world record has been superceded in a matter of months. Actually, I’m suprised Olympus wasn’t passed up earlier, no disrespect intended. Matsushita is the champicidal maniac in this case, claiming its new DMC-G1 is the smallest DSLR evar. Read More

  • Europe finally gets Sony's mini OLED-TV XEL-1

    According to information the Nikkei, Japan’s largest business daily, spread today, Sony will finally start selling its XEL-1 mini OLED TV in Europe “sometime next year”. The device made its debut in the US in January, while it hit Japanese stores December 2007. Sony will become the first company offering OLED TVs in Europe. The price is unknown at this point. The company… Read More

  • Panasonic to sell 40-inch OLED TVs by 2011

    Samsung’s 31-inch OLED TV prototype According to reports in Japanese newspapers today, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) has set internal directives to start offering OLED TVs by 2011. Currently, Panasonic is selling both LCD and Plasma displays. The company intends to use its R&D center in Kyoto as a base for a manufacturing plant solely for OLED panels. By next spring… Read More

  • Panasonic develops a new kind of lighting device, says it will be as important as LED and OLED

    Yesterday Matsushita Electric Works (to be branded as Panasonic from October this year) presented [JP] “the world’s first lighting device”, which – in contrast to existing fluorescent models – doesn’t need mercury to discharge gas. The company even claims their new technology could might one day be as important as LED and OLED. Matsushita speaks of an… Read More

  • Japanese joint venture project paves way for ultrathin gadgets

    A joint venture project carried by a number of Japanese Tech powerhouses like Matsushita, Sharp, Toshiba and Hitachi apparently developed a technology to integrate system chips into LCD panels. Japanese media today report that researchers managed to embed the electronic circuits of chips with glass sheets used for LCD screens, resulting in a device just 0.7 mm thick. The technology is said… Read More

  • 46 Million Nokia Batteries Waiting To Burn Your Face Off

    Nokia, you’ve got some explaining to do, rather, Matsushita has a bit of explaining to do over the 46 million batteries that are potential fire hazards. A short circuit in the BL-5C batteries manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006 are at risk of overheating when recharging in the 1100 series on up to the N91 and E60. Of course, Nokia is offering replacement of all batteries… Read More